I am unable to find my original post...davidhk129 replied to me and I followed the instructions provided for activation of Windows7. After spending much time on the telephone with MS support (blah). I am still unable to activate. I know the problems lies with my trying to activate my Win7 Pro without having the original WinXP installed on the Netbook. I have a product key on the notebook indicating the version of XP that was installed. Trying to contact MS Support was like talking to the wall. They weren't understanding what I need to do. Any more ideas out there. I surely do not want to spend extra $ for a full Win7 OS. Maybe my Netbook will make a fine doorstop or paperweight! Does anyone out there have another solution? I have an old XP disk but no License key, so that won't work. Frustrated to say the least.